In The Know 04-05-2019
The A/E/C industry is ever-changing because of technology, improved processes, strategies, project delivery methods, the workforce and much more. And we love content that is educational, thought-provoking and inspiring.
So we thought we’d share. Here are five articles that caught our eye this week to help keep you in the know.
Potholes—and pothole repairs—are a popular topic each spring, especially in areas that have encountered multiple freezes over the winter months. This article hits on a wide range of pothole topics including a pothole prediction equation (who knew?) and a conceptual video of a pothole being repaired by … you guessed it, a drone.
Magnesium chloride, which prevents ice formation on roads and bridges, is commonly used in the United States. Researchers have found that samples of concrete exposed to magnesium chloride with repeated freeze-and-thaw cycles lose more strength than samples exposed to rock salt—even though they showed no visual signs of damage.
Opening Day has come and gone, and the Major League Baseball season is under way. The Texas Rangers are playing their final season inside Globe Life Park before moving to the under-construction Globe Life Field in 2020. The most notable change will be the retractable roof overhead during the hot summer months. Learn more about the facility.
The intersection of natural vegetation and human development is called the wildland-urban interface. It’s where wildfires have the greatest opportunity to engulf and destroy a community. What can planners do to reduce wildfire hazards? The American Planning Association examines further.
Atmospheric rivers have been blamed for recent powerful rainstorms in California and other areas along the West Coast. These “rivers in the sky,” which ultimately produce rain or snow, form with two key ingredients: water vapor in the atmosphere and wind. Read more about the science behind atmospheric rivers.
IN THE KNOW: Curb chaos has planners’ attention / How will #infrastructure change in the future? / @NASA examines w… https://t.co/eqaMAlteLs
Our Bill Swope, CP, presented "Aerial Surveying: Planes, Drones and LiDAR, Oh My!" at the @TSPE_Dallas Chapter Mont… https://t.co/GBB6ytZSGV
#Daylighting a stream may be just what a community needs to assist with flood mitigation, improve water quality or… https://t.co/WTmRZwvSJA
Texas Water Conservation Association Mid-Year Conference
June 19 – 21, 2019
Texas Association of Counties Legislative Conference
Sept. 3 – 5, 2019
Texas Municipal League Conference
San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 9 – 11, 2019